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Drug categories

noncontrolled drugs free from potential for abuse
controlled substances highest potential for abuse dispensed under special legal restrictions
Scheudle 1 most dangerours
Schedule 2
Scheudle 3
schedule 4
schedule 5
antibiotic stop growth of germs in the body
analgesic stops pain
insulin restores bodily function
antipsychotic change behavior
immunization prevents disease
antitussant reduces cough
antipyretic controls fever
antihistamine reduces histamine
diseases are treated by drug therapy (medication), special diets, physical therapy, surgical means and psycho-social therapy
Only time medication is to be omitted consumer refuses, too ill to swallow, held for diagnostic testing, RN judgement
Created by: justjannie